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Boehner offers sympathy after Cantor's loss
The Hill ^ | June 10, 2014 | Russell Berman

Posted on 06/10/2014 8:47:24 PM PDT by maggief

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) offered his sympathies to Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in a brief statement late Tuesday after his top lieutenant was defeated in a stunning primary loss.

“Eric Cantor and I have been through a lot together,” Boehner said in a statement that read like a condolence note. “He’s a good friend and a great leader, and someone I’ve come to rely upon on a daily basis as we make the tough choices that come with governing. My thoughts are with him and Diana and their kids tonight.” Boehner and Cantor have worked closely together in the last two years after a tense period in the first year of Boehner’s tenure as Speaker.

Cantor was seen as Boehner’s heir apparent, and his loss will shake up the line succession in the House GOP ranks.

In a shocking upset, Cantor was defeated, 56 percent to 44 percent, by conservative David Brat, a Tea Party-aligned college professor with no experience in elected office.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
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1 posted on 06/10/2014 8:47:24 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
And you can find “sympathy” right between sh*t and syphilis in the dictionary.
2 posted on 06/10/2014 8:48:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: maggief

Where is the endorsement of Brat and a call for unity?


3 posted on 06/10/2014 8:48:58 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: maggief
I’ve come to rely upon on a daily basis as we make the tough choices that come with governing

what tough choices?

4 posted on 06/10/2014 8:49:02 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: maggief

Boner : new song for ya : “ Cry Me A River “!!


5 posted on 06/10/2014 8:49:58 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: maggief

Both you idiots.

6 posted on 06/10/2014 8:50:23 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: maggief

Did Boner cry? LOL


7 posted on 06/10/2014 8:50:27 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: maggief

Boehner, do you not remember what happened in 2006 the last time Republicans supported amnesty? You ought to be on your knees thanking the good conservatives of Virginia’s 7th district for saving your job. Because if amnesty passes between now and November, you can say ‘hello’ to Speaker Pelosi again.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 8:50:37 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
Boner : new song for ya : “ Cry Me A River “!!

The Potomac is getting a little salty... and orange.

9 posted on 06/10/2014 8:51:32 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: maggief
a Tea Party-aligned college professor with no experience in elected office.

Which is his biggest asset.

10 posted on 06/10/2014 8:51:49 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Which surrender analogy to use today.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 8:52:20 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

* Close and seal the Southern US Border, all 2,000 + miles of it.

* Cancel NAFTA.

* Abolish all Federal, State and Local Welfare payments to non-citizens of the USA.

* Block all money transfers to Mexico, or other any Country South of our Southern Border.

* Have lunch.

* After lunch, pass and sign Federal Penalty law to anyone who hires an Illegal Alien Invader, with a fine of $1,000 per day per alien.

* String Concertina Wire Holding-Pen Stockades at 100 mile intervals for the gotta-ways.

* Be as hostile to Mexicans as the Mexicans have been to the US Marine held and tortured in Prison by the Mexican Guards for the last two months.

* Hire Greyhound Bus Company to transport Illegal Alien Invaders to Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Chain Link Desert Spa near Phoenix, Arizona.

* Have supper.


12 posted on 06/10/2014 8:52:24 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Ray76
Turns out that's a one-way street.

/johnny

13 posted on 06/10/2014 8:52:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Hogblog

Eric - I NEED you!

14 posted on 06/10/2014 8:53:00 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Hoodat

losing cantor probably means that crybaby boehner is out as speaker.

chances greatly increased we will have a real conservative take weepy’s place.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 8:54:17 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: maggief

Boehner, let this and your pathetic margin of victory against a 30 year old adjunct professor with a couple thousand dollars be a message to you.

We have had it with your weak, feckless leadership. We gave you a majority to fight Obama, but when courageous senators like Ted Cruz held the line, you retreated. You have buckled time and time again, you have stripped small-government upstarts of committee assignments against the will of the people, and worst of all, you have helped prop up the treacherous Mitch McConnell in the senate.

Resign now, Boehner. Not just your speakership, but your congressional seat as well. Back when you entered congress, you were that age’s equivalent of a rebel congressman who pledged to stand up against the stale leadership of the time in 1991, but you have been absorbed by the borg. You are the borg. Its time to shut down one last time.

We want a CONSERVATIVE speaker! If only to counteract a possible McConnell-led senate.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 8:54:22 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: maggief
In a shocking upset, Cantor was defeated, 56 percent to 44 percent, by conservative David Brat, a Tea Party-aligned college professor with no experience in elected office.

With no experience as a GOP elected official, how will he know how to surrender correctly?

17 posted on 06/10/2014 8:55:03 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: maggief

Wanna bet he had a good long cry before delivering his statement.


18 posted on 06/10/2014 8:55:05 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: KarlInOhio
KarlInOhio:"The Potomac is getting a little salty... and orange."

It should turn "Blood Red" as spoken in the Old Testamant
As a sign that these times "Are a Changing " !!

19 posted on 06/10/2014 8:55:30 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
what tough choices?

When to bend over for the Caliph. Timing is everything.

20 posted on 06/10/2014 8:55:36 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: maggief

Did he cry?


21 posted on 06/10/2014 8:55:46 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: maggief

Boehner will now have to offer the Tea Party an acceptable replacement for Cantor , most likely Jeb Hensarling, and plum assignments to try to save his job.
I think if he offers anything less he will lose. And that might not be enough.

This is a HUGE victory.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 8:58:00 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: kingattax

It can be anyone. One does not have to be a House member to be Speaker. How about Dick Cheney? Or Rush Limbaugh? That would drive the Democrats absolutely nuts.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 8:58:09 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Ray76

GOPe Unity means conservatives surrender.

Bonehead and McCarthy will be a goner in the future, as well.
Conservatives in the house smell blood in the water.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 8:58:25 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: Still Thinking

You can bet the GOPe are already plotting how to either have the Dem beat Brat or how to bring Brat into line.

Hopefully Brat’s a Cruz who won’t be co-opted.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 8:58:40 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Graewoulf

I’m in..., one day is more than enough time to take of all those issues...!

Fuel the C-130’s


26 posted on 06/10/2014 9:00:21 PM PDT by swampfox101
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To: maggief

Clara Ritger @clararitger

John Boehner just walked up to the restaurant to mine. Do I ask him how he feels about losing Cantor? #HardChoices 7:42 PM - 10 Jun 2014

Clara Ritger @clararitger

Boehner silent on Cantor. "Oh you all know what the rules are," he says to reporters outside the restaurant before closing the car door. 9:32 PM - 10 Jun 2014

27 posted on 06/10/2014 9:01:27 PM PDT by maggief
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To: kingattax

If all goes well, after the Benghazi select, we should have Gowdy as SOH.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 9:02:48 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: swampfox101

Yup. Thanks.

The Federal Politicians blew it by not enforcing their own laws, so it is time, - - - time for a change.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 9:03:03 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: maggief

I hope that the weeping liberal bonehead is the next to be voted out of office!


30 posted on 06/10/2014 9:04:23 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: maggief

Obviously this is a shock to the kids they will never recover from. They’re not automatic members of the oligarchy anymore.


31 posted on 06/10/2014 9:05:21 PM PDT by DManA
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To: txhurl

gowdy has already said clearly he does not nor will have any interest in being speaker.

quietly a lot of support is coalescing around jeb hensarling of texas.


32 posted on 06/10/2014 9:06:20 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: maggief
This is pathology. To these people someone died tonight. It is just sick.

My thoughts are with him and Diana and their kids tonight.

33 posted on 06/10/2014 9:07:11 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Graewoulf

Love it Grae W.

I would add “go to Disney World” ...


34 posted on 06/10/2014 9:09:13 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country". Ben Franklin)
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To: Viennacon

Well said, Viennacon.


35 posted on 06/10/2014 9:09:55 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country". Ben Franklin)
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To: maggief

I’m so sick of all these larcenous unprincipled Grifters hugging & spooning each other....


36 posted on 06/10/2014 9:10:09 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: DManA

Wiki:

Personal life[edit]

Cantor met his wife, Diana Marcy Fine, on a blind date; they were married in 1989.[7][23][61] They have three children: Evan, Jenna, and Michael. Fine is a lifelong, liberal Democrat. Contrary to her husband’s stated positions, she is pro-choice and supports same-sex marriage.[62]
Diana Cantor is a lawyer and certified public accountant. She founded, and from 1996 until 2008 was executive director of, the Virginia College Savings Plan (an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia). She was also chairman of the board of the College Savings Plans Network.[61][63][64] Mrs. Cantor is a managing director in a division of Emigrant Bank, a subsidiary of New York Private Bank & Trust Corp. [65]

http://web.archive.org/web/20120108081748/http://www.loop21.com/eric-cantors-wife-pro-choice-pro-marriage-equality

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/diana-cantor-joins-revlon-board-92831.html

Diana Cantor, the wife of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, was elected this month to the board of the cosmetic giant Revlon – the fourth public company for which she serves as a director.

The Cantors have a longtime friendship with Ronald Perelman, the chairman of Revlon’s board and the head of holding company MacAndrews & Forbes that owns a large chunk of the cosmetic company.

http://www.forbes.com/profile/diana-cantor/

Profile

Diana F. Cantor, has served on our Board of Directors since October 2005, serves as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and also serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors. Ms. Cantor joined Alternative Investment Management, LLC as a Partner in January 2010 and is the Chairman of the Virginia Retirement System, where she also serves on the Audit and Compliance Committee. Ms. Cantor was a Managing Director with New York Private Bank and Trust from January 2008 through the end of 2009. Ms. Cantor served as Executive Director of the Virginia College Savings Plan, the state’s 529 college savings program, from 1996 to January 2008. Ms. Cantor served seven years as Vice President of Richmond Resources, Ltd. from 1990 through 1996, and as Vice President of Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1985 to 1990. Ms. Cantor is also a member of the Boards of Directors of Media General, Inc., Universal Corporation, Revlon, Inc., Knowledge Universe-US and Service King Body and Paint LLC. Ms. Cantor also previously served on the Boards of Directors of the Edelman Financial Group Inc. and Vistage International.


37 posted on 06/10/2014 9:10:26 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

That Man Looks Very Isolated.


38 posted on 06/10/2014 9:11:29 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: maggief

Is he with that girl next to him? has he asked her to have a drink or three with him?


39 posted on 06/10/2014 9:11:39 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country". Ben Franklin)
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To: Mountain Mary

Thanks.

[Trade Secret: “When you have a Federal Politician’s attention, be sure to hit ‘em between the eyes with the sledge hammer of REALITY!” ]


40 posted on 06/10/2014 9:12:36 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: maggief

During his concession speech(or whatever that was), she looked like Spitzer’s wife did at his cheating lynching.


41 posted on 06/10/2014 9:14:43 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country". Ben Franklin)
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To: maggief

What a piece of .... stuff this guy is. Unfortunately he’ll be plaguing us for years to come.


42 posted on 06/10/2014 9:15:58 PM PDT by DManA
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To: maggief

Did he cry for him?


43 posted on 06/10/2014 9:16:05 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mountain Mary

http://hoh.rollcall.com/boehner-dines-at-albertos-trattoria-as-cantor-concedes/?dcz=

The first reports of Boehner eating at Alberto’s came in during the early evening. And there he stayed. Around 10 p.m., after Chambliss and Burr left, the speaker went to amble home. Asked if he had any comment about the Cantor primary he said, “No, you all know what the rules are” — a reference to his unofficial rule that he does not take questions except at press conferences.


44 posted on 06/10/2014 9:19:35 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
I’ve come to rely upon on a daily basis as we make the tough choices that come with governing

His tough choices mean tough luck and FU to middle America.

45 posted on 06/10/2014 9:21:59 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: maggief

Wow, this should be a RINO “get a clue” moment, but they have no clue.


46 posted on 06/10/2014 9:31:02 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: maggief

They can cry in their beer together later.

But first, can they shake it off like men and get behind the duly elected candidate?


47 posted on 06/10/2014 10:26:35 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: maggief
Brat is wicked smart and Presidential material.

Bonehead and Cantor are cheap sell out crooks that need to be purged.

The job is half done.

48 posted on 06/10/2014 10:30:05 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rubio and sell outs in the House --BEWARE)
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To: maggief
...a Tea Party-aligned college professor with no experience in elected office.

And a community organizer with no experience who was elected twice is so much better, right?

49 posted on 06/10/2014 11:19:44 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: maggief

Maybe Diana, Eric’s lovebug, will give him a job on the board of directors at Revlon. Why not? keep in it the family. Some think he’s finished politically, at the age of 51.


50 posted on 06/11/2014 12:18:33 AM PDT by lee martell
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